As a primary school, St. Giles’ caters for seven years of schooling, from the ages of four to eleven years. Class 1 consists of Reception age children, and has a maximum number of 15 children. Class 2 consists of Years 1 and 2, and has a maximum number of 30. Class 3 consists of Years 3 and 4 with a maximum number of 30, with Class 4 consisting of Year 5 and 6 children and a maximum number of 30 (although, we are very fortunate to have an additional member of staff who teaches Year 5 and 6 each morning, so our Year 5 and 6 children are taught in groups of 15 for Maths and Literacy). There are also Teaching Assistants helping in class and supporting children who need extra support.
Children enter Reception in the September of the year preceding their fifth birthday. They have a reduced timetable for the first few days of their time with us, this helps the children have a smooth transition into our school.
Within each class a variety of methods for teaching and learning are undertaken. These will include whole class, group and individual activities. Teachers may group children for some activities by ability and work will be differentiated according to the children's ability or scaffolded appropriately depending on individual requirements.